Tony King is certainly one of the world’s most prolific guitar heroes. Since 1995, you’ve seen and heard him as the electric and acoustic rhythm guitarist and background vocalist for Brooks and Dunn. Durning his tenure with B & D, Tony has also written or co-written a number of songs recorded by the duo. Some of Tony’s other writing efforts have lended hits for Rhonda Vincent, Barbara Fairchild, and Ricky Van Shelton, who took his song “I’ve Cried My Last Tear For You” to #1 on all three charts, as well as being the #1 song of 1990 on the Billboard Chart. King has performed on The Tonight Show, Letterman, the ACM’s, the CMA’s, Grammies, American Music Awards, Nashville Now, and Austin City Limits.
The North Carolina native kicked his music career in high gear after graduating from college as a backup singer and guitarist for J.D. Crowe and The New South. Since then he has either toured with, performed with, or recorded with artists such as Willie Nelson, Mark Wills, Faith Hill, Chely Wright, Holly Dunn, Vince Gill, The Bellamy Brothers, The Judds, and many others. Tony’s appeal with other artists grew immensely during his tour with TNN’s Prime Time Country show, where he was a regular backup vocalist. He was also a member of the group Mathews, Wright, and King.
Tony uses the Legend 1058, Texas Heats, Ragin Cajuns, Copperheads, Tonkers, and Red Fangs in his rigs.